The Liverpool International Horse Show is delighted to announce its partnership with TheraPlate UK, who will not only be title sponsor of this fabulous 4* event but will also support the Liverpool International Grand Prix which takes place as part of the New Year’s Eve finale.
Dominic Fox owner of TheraPlate UK is very excited by the opportunities that the new partnership brings to his relatively new company: “TheraPlate is a respected therapy brand in the United States and we are passionate about the exceptional results both for horses and for humans. Having worked very successfully with Nina and her team during the summer at their Bolesworth Show we know that taking our partnership to this new level will benefit both brands both in the short and long term. We can’t wait to show more of the equestrian world exactly what TheraPlate UK has to offer.”
Nina Barbour, Show Director of the Liverpool International Horse Show and an international show jumper is equally as enthusiastic: “Liverpool is still a relatively new show but in this, our fourth year having such a well-respected brand as our title sponsor continues to cement our reputation as a world class show. We attract many of the best riders in the world who are passionate about the well being of their horses. I have trialled the Theraplate on my own horses, and have been very impressed by the results. It’s great to have TheraPlate UK on board.”
Thoeraplate UK will exhibit at the show and also be part of the dedicated sponsors area located close to the stables. This will give riders the opportunity to try the revolutionary plate therapy for themselves and also to sign up for the no obligation three week trial.
The Show will now be known as the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show and will take place from 28th – 31st December at Liverpool’s iconic Echo Arena, in the heart of the city and will host an action-packed schedule combining world class show jumping and dressage with captivating displays and performances to thrill the whole family.
World Horse Welfare, a UK-based charity that improves the lives of horses in the UK and around the world through education, campaigning and hands-on-care, has been announced as the Official Charity for Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019, which will take place in the private grounds of Windsor Castle from the 8-12 May.
Founded in 1927, World Horse Welfare has been operating for over 90 years. Its vision is for a world where every horse is treated with respect, compassion and understanding, which they aim to achieve through working with horses, horse owners, communities, organisations and governments to help improve welfare standards and stamp out suffering in the UK and worldwide.
With several well-known patrons within both the media and the equestrian scene, including: BBC broadcaster and keen rider, Sara Cox; 2006 Sports Personality of the Year, Zara Tindall MBE; and Pippa Funnell MBE, World Horse Welfare has the support of both professional and amateur riders.
Within the UK, World Horse Welfare is the largest horse rescue and rehoming charity. At its four Rescue and Rehoming Centres, horses receive specialist care and rehabilitation in order to restore them to full health. Once the rehabilitation stage is complete, World Horse Welfare then looks to rehome each horse, whether that be as a treasured companion, competition or leisure horse, or anything in-between.
World Horse Welfare’s international programme aims to alleviate the suffering of working horses and improve human livelihoods by sharing essential knowledge with horse owning communities in the developing world. Working with local partner organisations in 16 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and Asia, the charity currently runs 17 projects within horse-owning communities, giving owners the knowledge and skills to empower them to care for their horses and so better protect the health and welfare of their most important asset.
World Horse Welfare Chief Executive, Roly Owers, said: “We are thrilled to be chosen as the Official Charity of Royal Windsor Horse Show 2019 and are grateful to the organisers for giving us this unique opportunity. This is a truly legendary event covering such a wide spectrum of the horse world, which chimes so well with the breadth of World Horse Welfare’s work.
“Intense planning is already underway on a whole host of engaging activities to showcase our work to both new and existing supporters, including a display featuring World Horse Welfare horses and ponies and a new horse sculpture trail, which we look forward to announcing details about very soon.”
Show director, Simon Brooks-Ward added: “World Horse Welfare has fulfilled a vast amount of incredible work for the equestrian world, through education, and also rehoming horses. As a Show which celebrates equestrianism, it is a very fitting partnership, and we are excited for the road ahead.”
For more information on Royal Windsor Horse Show visit www.rwhs.co.uk. Tickets will be available to purchase from late November via the website and through Windsor Information Centre.
The Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre will hold a special on-line memorabilia auction in support of their ex-racehorses. The auction, which has a strong sporting theme, will be live for 6 weeks, culminating just before Christmas. Over 12 auction lots have been generously donated by sporting legends and celebrities which will under the hammer to raise funds for the charity’s work in providing a life-line for racehorses once their racing days are over.
All proceeds from the auction will be donated to The Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre, helping to offer support to some of the 4,000 racehorses that leave racing each year. The Charity prides itself on offering a home for life, for those horses that for whatever reason, cannot go on to be re-homed or riding horses.
Racehorse Sanctuary Patron Jilly Cooper said; “the work carried out by The Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre Charity is absolutely outstanding and it is my privilege to support this fundraising auction. There are some very special and highly collectible items on offer and I would urge sporting enthusiasts and celebrity fans world wide to bid and support this wonderful cause.”
The auction will take place on respected charity auctioneer Givergy* site with bidding available via the online bidding platform, https://givergy.uk/racehorseauction/?controller=home. For more information about The Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre Memorabilia Auction and details of the lots available, please visit http://www.racehorsesanctuary.org.
*Givergy works with well known charities and non-profits across the globe to help them raise more through fundraising technology products.
Women in Racing will host a Hat Swop, combined with expert fashion advice from ITV Racing stylist Sarah Kate Byrne, at their annual Christmas event on Monday evening 10th December.
The Hat Swop, held at Petyt Hall in central London, will raise money for the Women in Racing Bursary, which awards funds up to £2,000 to help with professional development to its members who make successful applications. Leading milliners, Fernanda Lewis Millinery, Jess Collett, and Amanda Denton will also be showcasing their fabulous collection of hats, which will also be available to purchase.
Racing Presenter Vanessa Ryle, and Work Based Learning Manager at the Northern Racing College Vanessa Cashmore are Women in Racing members who have both benefitted from the program.
Ryle, who fronts the At the Races (ATR) Bloodstock Show and received a bursary in 2017 for £650, said;
“I had already done some presenting on At the Races, but I knew I had to improve and invest in training to get more on-screen opportunities. However, presenter courses are expensive and without the support from the Women in Racing bursary I would not have been able to afford it.
“ATR really approved of this move, as well as colleagues noticing an improvement in my presenting immediately following the training. I still have a way to go, but the bursary has enabled me to develop new skills and learn some essential tricks of the trade, resulting in more opportunities producing and presenting ATR features, their Bloodstock Show, and live on raceday. Furthermore, when I received the bursary I was presented with a rather impressively sized Women in Racing cheque, which, of course now has pride of place in my living room!
Vanessa Cashmore, Work Based Learning Manager at the Northern Racing College and a recent graduate from the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA, was awarded a bursary of £2,000 in March this year. As part of her MBA studies, Vanessa undertook unique research which revealed the performance of female jockeys is equal to their male counterparts (Released in January 2018). The financial support from Women in Racing will allow Vanessa to continue her studies in this area, alongside her role at the Northern Racing College.
“The Women in Racing bursary is a unique and fantastic opportunity for women involved in racing offering support with career advancement. I would encourage all women to consider joining the network, as membership offers many benefits including being eligible to apply for a bursary.
Christmas Party Hat Swop Details
Tickets to Women in Racing Christmas Hat Swop and Style evening cost £30 for members and £35 for non-members and all are welcome. Ticket includes: drinks reception and canapes, hat swap, style advice, shopping and networking. To book and for more informationwomeninracing.co.uk/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Women in Racing Bursary visit Womeninracing.co.uk/bursary.
Olympia, The London International Horse Show will be returning this December (17-23), with the thrilling ‘Race Night’ taking centre stage on the Friday. The Markel Champions Challenge, in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund, and the main feature of the evening, is a relay Show Jumping competition which will see Bridget Andrews captain a team of leading female jockeys, as they take on AP McCoy and his team of boys.
Determined to bring home the victory for the girls, Andrews and her teammates attended a Show Jumping lesson taught by equestrian legends, and team coaches, Pippa and William Funnell. The renowned equestrian power-couple brought their years of success and knowledge to the girls’ team in a bid to ensure the ladies are crowned victorious in the annual relay Show Jumping competition.
Bridget Andrews, who recorded her first Cheltenham Festival winner in 2018, taking her place as one of the best female jockeys in the UK, has a star-studded team of talent behind her. Her teammates include fellow jockeys, Bryony Frost, Lizzie Kelly, Hollie Doyle, and Josephine Gordon – who have all individually made their mark in the professional racing world.
Tipped to become the greatest ever female jockey, Frost made her Grand National debut in 2018 finishing in fifth place, while in 2016 Kelly became the first female jockey in 33 years to compete in the pinnacle of national hunt racing, the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Doyle beat some of the world’s best flat jockeys, including Frankie Dettori and Ryan Moore, to win the biggest race of her career at Newmarket Racecourse in 2016. Gordon, who in 2016 became only the third ever female to win the British flat racing Champion Apprentice title, will be sure to bring her need for speed to the Olympia Grand Hall.
Pippa and William Funnell’s insight will no doubt add a competitive edge to the team of ladies. Teaching the tricks of the trade to enhance accuracy and speed, their instructions could shave valuable seconds off their times, and make the difference between winning or losing.
Speaking on her team’s training experience with the Funnells, Andrews commented: “The training with Pippa and William has been lots of fun – they’re heroes of mine and we couldn’t have asked for better coaches. I can’t wait for ‘Race Night’ – the atmosphere is going to be electric, and I just hope we can make Pippa and William proud!”
Pippa Funnell said: “They’re obviously all incredibly talented in their own right, and I’ve been very impressed with how quickly they have adapted and improved throughout the day. The girls have mastered the technical side and we’ve almost managed to perfect their jump-off style, so I really fancy their chances against AP McCoy and the boys!”
Juliet Redfern, head of Equine Insurance at Markel, said: “This seems to get more and more fun every year! The Funnells were so brilliant and thorough with the girls, and the whole team at Markel can’t wait to see them in action on the night.”
For more information on how to purchase tickets, please visit www.olympiahorseshow.com or telephone the box office on 0844 995 0995.